The B-segment hot hatch market has evolved significantly since the days when the first JCW came out. Now, Peugeot, Ford and Citroen all use force induction 1.6-liter engines. With the new quattro-proppeled S1, Audi has shown that premium customers can expect even more powerful 2-liter turbo engines. Fortunately, MINI has preempted their attack and engineered the new hatch with bigger 2-liter engines as well.
We've already test driven the Cooper S version, which boasts a 192 hp output and found it's quite fast. But the Works car will have an even higher output. We believe the exact numbers will be 231 hp at 4,750 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,250 rpm, the same as in the new 225i Active Tourer.
This will not only mean the JCW and Audi S1 will be perfectly matched in output, but will also ensure the Brit could dip below the 6 second mark in the standard sprint.
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